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Relocating? 3 Ways to Save Money On Short Term Housing Costs

Jul 18, 2008
In the corporate world people are generally accustomed to change and moving. It's not so uncommon for families to up and relocate 2-3 times a year. This does become difficult and stressful at times but not so much if you do not have to flip the bill for your move and all the costs that come with it. Yet for the rest of the world there is a bit of hope to save you some money and here is how.

First, if you're among the ones who are responsible for getting yourself to a new job, because you chose to go yourself with your family, then you're probably getting to know just how much things are costing. If you go that route of moving yourself, and rent a moving truck that will cost you by the hour and then you're rushing to get the job done. This is where stuff begins to break because you start jamming things into boxes or baskets just to race the clock.

Then there is the cost of professional packers and movers that is where a company comes to your home and packs up all your stuff and moves it to your new location. Just incase your new apartment or rental house is not available for you to move in then you can opt to have your items placed in storage until you need them. This is where it will start to cost you.

Second, you need to have a short term place ready to move your household contents into. You don't know how long you're going to be staying where you are and why put your stuff into storage just to have to rent a rental truck to move it again. Try to avoid this step if possible. People often think that they are doing themselves a favor by doing this; however they don't realize that they just created extra steps that are going to cost them extra money.

Third, you should consider moving and storage as an option because not only do you save yourself the grief of having to rush and pack everything you own just to get moving by the weekend, but you get time to make sure everything is packed properly in your container. It gets moved for you so you don't have to drive it yours. You should consider buying really good sturdy boxes. Good boxes protect your dishes and TV's while in transit better than those banana boxes from the supermarket.

You can even look into buying used moving boxes that will save you a lot of cash as well. Just check with quality box and packing supply companies or even the moving company you chose to go with. The difference in purchasing proper moving supplies and boxes specifically made for protecting those specific items, such as dishes, fine china, computers and etc.
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